Learning Inverse Mapping by AutoEncoder Based Generative Adversarial Nets

  • Junyu Luo
  • Yong Xu
  • Chenwei Tang
  • Jiancheng LvEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10635)


The inverse mapping of GANs’ (Generative Adversarial Nets) generator has a great potential value. Hence, some works have been developed to construct the inverse function of generator by directly learning or adversarial learning. While the results are encouraging, the problem is highly challenging and the existing ways of training inverse models of GANs have many disadvantages, such as hard to train or poor performance. Due to these reasons, we propose a new approach based on using inverse generator (IG) model as encoder and pre-trained generator (G) as decoder of an AutoEncoder network to train the IG model. In the proposed model, the difference between the input and output, which are both the generated image of pre-trained GAN’s generator, of AutoEncoder is directly minimized. The optimizing method can overcome the difficulty in training and inverse model of an non one-to-one function. We also applied the inverse model of GANs’ generators to image searching and translation. The experimental results prove that the proposed approach works better than the traditional approaches in image searching.


Inverse model GAN AutoEncoder network 



This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61375065 and 61625204), partially supported by the State Key Program of National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61432012 and 61432014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junyu Luo
    • 1
  • Yong Xu
    • 1
  • Chenwei Tang
    • 1
  • Jiancheng Lv
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Machine Intelligence Laboratory, College of Computer ScienceSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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